>> reporter: isn't it you in the wrong place at the wrong time because you wound up getting shot? >> the wrong place because i had to deal with the situation, but i was there at right time because i was there to help the family. >> reporter: his most heroic act, maybe the forgiveness he found for the man who shot him and so many others. >> i don't hate the man who shot me. forgiveness is more bold than, you know, hate or revenge or redemption. >> reporter: what a powerful message of forgiveness for what he suffered, what he saw, and the longer i'm here, the more stories we're hearing of others like jarrel, who kept this from being even worse. >> chris, thanks so much for introducing us to that heroic stranger. well, i had a chance to talk to the mom who's children, in fact, he helped save. i spoke to the mother, the father, and by the way, you should know, that this mother, this mother, also had gunshots, wounds, in the backs of her legs.